Minor driving is considered a very serious crime.
Cases of minors driving are common in India.
In this case, the court has set an example by giving severe punishment.
New Delhi. Underage driving is one of the most dangerous offenses which is quite common in India. Everyday many minors are seen driving scooters, bikes and cars. These minors mostly get away with this crime, however this time when a minor was caught in Puducherry it had some serious consequences. Recently, the parents of a minor in Puducherry have been sentenced to 3 years in prison for an incident of underage driving. Along with this, a fine of Rs 25 thousand has also been imposed on the parents.
At present, the complete information about the whereabouts of the incident has not been revealed, but it has been told that the parents of this minor have been sent to jail. It has been announced by the Transport Department of Puducherry that the parents of any minor who is caught driving without a driving license will be arrested and sentenced to three years in jail and a fine of Rs 25,000.
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Minor Driving, Serious Offense
Driving by minors on public roads is a serious offence, and the police have the authority to take stringent punishments against offenders. Minors are not allowed to drive a motor vehicle, so they are not covered by insurance. Apart from this, difficulties may increase in cases related to minors and accidents.
warning to parents
Parents of young drivers were earlier sent stern warnings by several state law enforcement agencies. Even parents of minor children, who were found driving illegal motorbikes and vehicles, were caught by the police and spent the night in jail in an earlier case. Additionally, in India, people must be at least 18 years old to obtain a driving license. Prior to this, one could practice riding or driving on a private road or on a racetrack, but not on public roads.
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In a previous case of underage driving, in May 2022, a video of a minor girl driving a Toyota Fortuner went viral on the internet. The video footage was from July 2020 in which a lawyer was recording his 12-year-old daughter driving a Toyota Fortuner on a national highway.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 05, 2023, 16:54 IST